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Essays and articles with a eclectic edge.

5 Great Essays about Privilege

19 April 2024 @ 10:29 am

5 Great Essays about PrivilegeWhy Does It Feel Like Everyone Has More Money Than You? by Jen Doll - Financial help from parents comes in many forms, and it’s the basis of so many success stories. So why do millennials act like it doesn’t exist?The Radical Moral Implications of Luck in Human Life by David Roberts - Acknowledging the role of luck is the sec

50 Great Essays by Black Writers

17 March 2024 @ 7:53 pm

50 Great Essays by Black WritersWe’ve had several requests for a list of the best writing by black authors to read online, and we finally got around to putting one together. Click through for a huge collection of great reads, including classic essays from James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Zadie Smith, Roxan

30 Great Articles and Essays about Gender and Sexuality

27 February 2024 @ 1:48 pm

30 Great Articles and Essays about Gender and SexualityClick through for 30 great pieces of writing about homosexuality, trans and nonbinary gender, and more…

10 Great Articles and Essays about Artificial Intelligence

8 February 2024 @ 8:36 pm

10 Great Articles and Essays about Artificial IntelligenceOver the last few years, AI has gone from an academic discipline to a real-world product used by millions of people. That transformation raises all kinds of questions about the technology and its impact on our lives. Click through for 10 of the best articles and essays about AI that examine this crucial subject from all kinds of fascinating perspectives.

The 100 Best Articles and Essays of 2023

22 January 2024 @ 8:42 pm

The 100 Best Articles and Essays of 2023Click here for our roundup of the net’s best nonfiction from 2023

20 Great Articles by Philip Ball

4 December 2023 @ 4:44 pm

20 Great Articles by Philip BallHe’s one of the best science writers around – he seems to be interested in everything and has an amazing ability to make any subject fascinating. Click through for 20 of Philip Ball’s best articles from around the net.

5 Great Articles about Cybercrime

30 October 2023 @ 11:40 am

5 Great Articles about CybercrimeThe Untold Story of Silk Road by Joshuah BearmanThe postman only rang once. Curtis Green was at home, greeting the morning with 64 ounces of Coca-Cola and powdered mini doughnuts…The Crypto Trap by Andy GreenbergInside the Bitcoin bust that took down the web’s biggest child abuse site…

5 Great Essays about the Psychology of Love

24 October 2023 @ 7:19 pm

5 Great Essays about the Psychology of LoveThe Science of Love by Barbara Fredrickson - We each carry an intricate machinery of love, calibrating and attuning our moods and bodies to one anotherThe Rejection Lab by Alison Kinney - What can researching human responses to rejection tell us about ourselves?

10 Essential Essays about Mental Health

10 October 2023 @ 8:10 pm

10 Essential Essays about Mental HealthThe Most Dangerous Idea in Mental Health by Ed Cara - The belief that hidden memories can be “recovered” in therapy should have been exorcised years ago…Darkness Visible by William Styron - A journey through depression

10 Great Essays about Music

9 October 2023 @ 8:29 pm

10 Great Essays about MusicIs Old Music Killing New Music? by Ted Gioia - Old songs now represent 70 percent of the U.S. music market. Even worse: The new-music market is actually shrinking.The Dark Art of Mastering Music by Jordan Kisner - Shedding light on the elusive studio practice that’s all but necessary to make music sound great.